Padelford Street Bridge comes in on time, under budget

After just six weeks of construction over Route 24, state officials, a legislator, contractors and local leaders celebrated the completion of a $5.6 million bridge replacement project in Berkley.

A ribbon-cutting was held on Monday afternoon at the new Hollis E. Jennings Memorial Bridge, which is commonly known as the Padelford Street Bridge. The new wider bridge replaces a badly deteriorated overpass that was originally built in the 1950s.

The Padelford Street Bridge project was the first state project completed in Massachusetts using performance-based specifications to select the contractor, rather than the traditional bidding process or the design-build method. The performance-based specification process emphasizes rapid construction techniques, and is based on a judging system that gauges the “quality” of the technical proposal compared with price.

Read More: Taunton Daily Gazette


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